You have probably noticed that your adolescent wants to know “why” before they decide to cooperate with restrictions imposed on their life. During this time when there are lots of restrictions coming their way to protect them from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it may be helpful to explain to your adolescent why the restrictions are recommended.
All adolescents are not the same. Some mature a little faster or slower than others. When I talk to parents about what content they want to teach their adolescent about puberty, each one has their own idea about when and what to teach their child.
If your son is an adolescent and in the midst of puberty, you probably reflect back upon the days when he was 5-7 years old as being an easier time. He looked forward to being with you and when you had something important to explain to him, he wanted to hear it. It is surprising to most parents when their son makes the transition to adolescence. There is a noticeable change in his emotions, and his response to them.
Although it might be uncomfortable for mom if her young son, 5-7 years old, wants to know what’s inside his penis and why there is a hole at the end, there are some simple answers.
During the summer, our young sons, 5-7-years-old, are likely to be in situations where they are alone with people they may or may not know. This is the age to begin talks about protecting themselves from unwanted touching. This is also the age group most affected by people who want to take advantage of them. Sadly, the most likely predator might be a family member who your child knows and trusts.